As conservatives have dedicated a notable amount of time trying to stop efforts to let children suffering from gender confusion “change” their sex, the Left has responded with calls of “transphobia.” By listening to the Left, you’d think that conservatives were nothing short of inhumane and insensitive, opposing a measure that helps people be comfortable in their own bodies. That's at least the Left's narrative about this supposed struggle for "equality" and "civil rights."
But nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, the Left’s effort to let children suffering from gender confusion “change” their sex has created many victims, one of them being 23-year old Brad Cooper, who has “changed” his sex a reported three times.
The Daily Wire reports that Cooper, born a biological male, was allowed by his parents to change his sex at the young age of 15, earning him media praise as Britain’s “youngest sex-swap patient.” Doctors also agreed with Cooper and his parents that, despite being a biological boy, he was actually a girl trapped in a boy’s body.
“Doctors controversially backed her belief she was a girl in a boy’s body,” writes the Daily Wire. “She was given blockers to stop her going through puberty, followed by injections of female hormones to impede face and chest hair and triggered the formation of breasts.”
Despite being hailed a hero by the Jacobin Left, the confused young man then reversed his sex change process at the age of 18. And now, at the young age of 23, Cooper is “changing” his sex for a third time from a girl back to a boy.
Cooper’s gender confusion has impacted him in more ways than the pains of being under continual gender-changing efforts. After undergoing his first sex change effort at the age of 15, Cooper attempted to commit suicide twice. He also got hooked on drugs, and even resorted to prostitution while still a minor, in part to pay for his lavish new female wardrobe. After suffering tragically from his disordered sexuality and painful lifestyle, he decided to stop his hormone treatment and once-more “change” back to a male, his biological sex.
“I made so many mistakes,” remarked Cooper. “On the surface I was hard as nails, but underneath it hurt like hell. The puberty blockers and hormones made me moody and angry. I was all over the place. My mom supported me, but I moved out and went wild, drinking and taking drugs to cope with being different.”
Now Cooper wishes to once more “return” to be a “woman.” He claims that being a woman is his true identity, and that one day he wishes to get married and have children.
After embracing his biological sex, Cooper remarks that “it just felt wrong.” He continues, “I came to the realization pretty quickly I was doing it because I wanted all the problems associated with being transgender to go away. I was no longer able to hide who I really am. Not for family, or friends or potential boyfriends. I have to be true to myself.”
“It’s hard to see a bright future for this poor victim,” remarks the Daily Wire. “Transgendered people suffer from an astronomical attempted suicide rate of 40% (eight times the rate of non-trans folk) and are much more likely to experience homelessness.”
“Moreover, it’s clear that Cooper’s 15-year-old experience only compounded his problems,” continues the Daily Wire. “Upwards of 80% of children who suffer from gender dysphoria grow out of such confusion before adulthood; should cooper have been cared for as a 15-year-old in a manner that thoroughly addressed the condition psychologically, instead of opting for medical means to ‘change’ his biological sex, perhaps Cooper would have had a different future.”
Rather than criticizing Cooper, who is clearly suffering, perhaps the best thing we can do is pray for him – pray that he abandons his disordered sexual proclivities and finds peace. Cooper, too, is a creation of God and a human being with inherent dignity who deserves a good life.
In other news, Planned Parenthood is encouraging parents to let their kids “choose” their gender identity. In fact, they recently released a shocking report to parents, telling moms and dads that what they thought they knew about parenting might be wrong. You can read more about this here.